Shine Bright Like A…Well, You Know.

Save your aluminum foil for spring, ladies – it’s time for some high shine. The metallics that are gracing the runways of New York and London thus far this fashion season are bright and more blindingly Reflektor than Arcade Fire’s new single. Below are some strong examples from New York (other gilded beauties showed up at Anna Sui, Reem Acra, Rodarte, Sass & Bide, Assembly, Creatures of Comfort, Tocca, and many more). From left:... Read More

Palme d’Or

Tropical flora has long been a recurring motif in Spring/Summer and Resort apparel collections, though it’s certainly had its moments of being cracked down on by the fashion police. (The Hawaiian shirt, after all – especially when worn in concert with a big camera, big belly and big mouth – has become synonymous with the obnoxious American tourist abroad.) And yet tropical prints do suggest the heaven on earth that awaits us as we... Read More

Prim & Improper

For about half of my life, I wouldn’t have been caught dead in a button-down collared shirt. That item simply didn’t go with the many hats that I tried on in my teens and early twenties. Why, I wondered, would anyone purposely adorn herself in such a bland uniform, so lacking in originality and excitement, so completely devoid of sensual appeal? It allowed no hint of shape, no intimation of cleavage, no revelation of back arch nor glimpse... Read More